Rename General channel
Make it so we can change the name of the General Channel.
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General Channel name provides little value in many organizations. E.g. we have a Board Team... we need a channel for Board Meetings and a few others for events. As we are disjointed most of the month, easy to understand channel names goes a long way. Please allow the rename.
Jonathan Pettibone commented
Please let us rename the General channel! My students are getting confused because they don't know where to start, and as a new user of teams, I did not realize this would be an issue.
Ability to rename or hide or delete the General Tab please! Frustrated!
General channel needs to go. Delete, rename, it shouldn't be there.
I love that 'the team has declined this suggestion' originally without any explanation to users. With last month's survey it seems Microsoft might actually listen. Could you please just hurry up and do it? All proposals in the survey are long overdue.
Also, not being able to rename a channel is literally the most primitive function of an application
Man, Microsoft seriously sucks. How can they put out such buggy, unpolished garbage?
I just went through a hilariously bad experience on a Surface Pro 4 where the app simply froze up on the login screen and errors with 4c7
Would like to be able to rename the General channel name.
Seems this is not currently possible and I am not the only one feeling frustrated.
I am relatively new to Teams, my first experience of Teams was the need to rename 'General', nothing was immediately obvious from the context menu so I figured a quick Google search would resolve my ineptitude. Then I discovered this thread...
My second experience of Teams was to remove it from my laptop and question why Microsoft have unilaterally decided that having a non-specific 'General' Channel is mandatory.
Major fail. Disappointing. Frustrating.
Thanks Microsoft for yet another great concept, poorly delivered.
Patrick Donoghue commented
Started with Teams and this was our first & immediate "how to we change moment".
Design fail for an otherwise powerful project workspace.
Microsoft: Please tell us how we can do better!
Users: can you please do This?
Microsoft: No. Go away.
"declined · Warren responded · Jan 23, 2018
I hate to share bad new, but the team has declined this suggestion."
Steven Wilson commented
Delete it, hide it, rename it, anything except being stuck with the worst channel, that nobody is interested in, being right at the very top of your list!
Doug Staubach commented
Instead of renaming, I would be happy with an option to HIDE the general channel so it can only be seen by owners.
Nothing ever needs to be general, everything needs to be specific!
Agreed - please remove default "General" channel. This is highly misleading with the sites I use.
PLEASE ADD THIS. Why do you make Teams so unusable...
Jolana Machalek commented
Please unlock the General channel so it can be renamed.
Solution should be flexible enough to allow renaming and moving of all tabs as needed
Adam M Mattis commented
Please please please allow me to rename the General subteam.